Hot Springs Personal Injury Lawyers Seek Maximum Compensation
Reputable law firm assists injured clients throughout Arkansas
Personal injury or tort law is designed to protect those harmed by the negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or inaction of others. If you are hurt in a car wreck in Hot Springs or sustain personal injury due to some other careless act or omission, you are entitled to compensation. Of course, getting the full measure of compensation you deserve is another matter. For that, you can rely on Schnipper, Britton & Stobaugh. Our experienced and dedicated attorneys know how to negotiate favorable settlements with insurance companies and how to prosecute a case in court before a judge and jury. When you retain our services, we take care of the legal aspects of your case, so you can focus on getting your health back. Together, we can set you on the right path to a secure future.
Asserting clients’ rights in a wide range of injury cases
Personal injury law encompasses a range of claims, such as dog bites, slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability. Victims are entitled to full compensation for their losses, called damages, which can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
In cases of fatal injuries, the family of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages. The statute of limitations in Arkansas is three years for personal injury and one year from wrongful death. However, you should start your legal action as quickly as possible to preserve evidence and strengthen you case.
Maximizing the value of your Arkansas personal injury claim
Our Hot Springs attorneys have one goal in mind when we accept a personal injury case: recover for our client the maximum amount of damages possible under the facts of the case. Achieving this goal depends on how well we can prove:
- Causation — When the causal link between a negligent act or omission and the injury is clear, such as a red light runner causing a car crash that injures another motorist, we are in a strong position to negotiate a settlement. When there is room for doubt as to whether the defendant is at fault, the case may still be viable because proof only has to be “by a preponderance of the evidence,” rather than “beyond a reasonable doubt.” But the case is weaker, so the injured plaintiff may have to settle for a lesser amount.
- Severity of the injuries — It’s only common sense that severe injuries receive greater damage awards than slight injuries. But it’s not always easy to prove the full extent of an injury, because every victim is different. For example, patients with identical MRIs showing a bulging disc pressing on the spinal column may have vastly different symptoms. One might suffer irritation and discomfort, while the other cannot move without extreme pain. In many instances, pain is difficult to prove. Another factor is how the injury impacts the life of the victim. A professional dancer who loses a foot in a car crash is probably going to get a greater damage award than a similarly injured desk worker whose only hobby is playing the guitar.
To maximize your recovery for a personal injury, we conduct a thorough independent investigation and often consult qualified experts in the fields of medicine, rehabilitation, accident reconstruction and finance. We also work closely with you to tell your story of how the injury has affected your life. Our professional approach allows us to build a compelling case for your full recovery.
Contact a reputable personal injury lawyer in Hot Springs, Arkansas
If you have been seriously injured, future financial security depends greatly on your claim for damages. To get the full compensation you deserve, only trust your case to an established and reputable law firm. To schedule an appointment with a personal injury attorney at Schnipper, Britton & Stobaugh, call 501-762-0887 or contact our office online.